Sort file:- Dartford, October, 2021.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 02 October, 2021.


Earliest 1743

(Name from)

Coach and Horses

Latest ????

(Name to)

17 Spital Street


Coach and Horses 1940

Above photo 1940. Creative Commons Licence.

Coach and Horses 1954

Above photo 1954. Creative Commons Licence.

Coach and Horses 1970s

Above photo, circa 1970s. Kindly sent by Mick Norman.

Coach and Horses ledger

Coach and Horses ledger. Creative Commons Licence.

Coach and Horses ledger

Coach and Horses ledger. Creative Commons Licence.

Coach and Horses sign 1991Coach and Horses sign 1991

Above signs August 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 13 June 1848.

DARTFORD.—Petty Sessions, Wednesday.

(Before the Rev. R. Davies.)

William Martin otherwise William Johnson, otherwise George Turner, was charged with stealing a copper warming-pot, the property of Mr. George Waller, the landlord of the "Bull's Head," Dartford.

The prisoner was likewise charged with stealing a copper stew-pan, a copper saucepan, three pieces of lead pipe, a brass cock, two bells, and a quantity of brass wirework, the properly of Mr, George Evitt, landlord of the "Coach and Horses," in Spittal-street, Dartford.

Richard Lillywhite, constable of Dartford, deposed that at about half-past seven o’clock last night he was informed that a man was offering a copper warming-pot for sale, with the initials "J. W" on it. I went over to the shop of Robert Johnson, a marine-store dealer, where I saw the prisoner, and Thomas Waller, the son of Mr. G. Waller, who stated that was his father's property. Witness took the prisoner into custody, and on making inquiries found that he had been lodging at Mr. Evitt’s, the "Coach and Horses," who had lost several articles. Mr. Evitt identified several other articles left by the prisoner at the shop. At Mr. Weekes's in the High-street, they found a copper stew-pan, which Mr. Evitt said was his property.

Committed for trial at the next Sessions on both charges.



In 1940 alterations were made to this pub for the sum of 866.


See Dartford Map 1905.



BRAMES John 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

CROSBY William 1832-40 Pigot's Directory 1832-34

EVITT George 1848-58+

EVITT Jane J 1861+ (age 31 in 1861Census)

EVITT George 1871-82+ (age 62 in 1881Census)

CLARKE James 1903+ Kelly's 1903

BARTRIP Walter 1913+

BUNTEN Frederick 1918-22+

CASEY Daniel 1930+

TAYLOR William Charles 1935-48

DRAPON D W 1848-57

GOULD J J 1957-58

GRATH G M 1958-60


O'SULLIVAN D W 1961-Dec/62

RICHARDSON J L M Dec/1962-63+


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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